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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Level
5901 thumbnail picture
Level crew breaking for lunch in eastern Washington.
1940 circa
5902 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations. Umbrella used to shade instrument from sun which causes derangement from level of the instrument.
1940 circa
5903 thumbnail picture
Leveling operations making an observation across water.
1940 circa
5904 thumbnail picture
Level crew wading through swamp after cutting path through brush. Tough work!
1940 circa
5905 thumbnail picture
Level crew slogging through a swamp.
1940 circa
5906 thumbnail picture
Level crew operating in brush area requiring extensive cutting of vegetation.
1940 circa
5907 thumbnail picture
U.S. Army tent camp at Manila following the end of World War II.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
5908 thumbnail picture
Departure of Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Moore from Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1947. Colonel Moore in center, Palma, DeJesus, and Andres Hizon, future head of the Philippine Coast and Geodetic Survey from left to right, then Moore, Paulson, and unknowns.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1947
5909 thumbnail picture
Michelle Apartments at Manila, home of Marvin and Muriel Paulson following World War II.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
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Homes next door to the Michelle Apartments each having 10-15 occupants.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
5911 thumbnail picture
Looking north from the Michelle Apartments at some of the wartime devastation.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
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Remains of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Building where Commander Cowie was killed during a bombing raid at the beginning of the Second World War.
Manila, Philippine Islands 1946
5913 thumbnail picture
Triangulation observing party ready to pack in to a station.
Oregon? 1948
5914 thumbnail picture
Leveling observing party
Oregon? 1948
5915 thumbnail picture
Base line measuring party.
1948
5916 thumbnail picture
Hotel Chewaucan at Paisley, Oregon.
1948
5917 thumbnail picture
Office trailers in the city park at Colfax, Washington.
1948
5918 thumbnail picture
Survey crew member trailers at Colfax, Washington.
1948
5919 thumbnail picture
Main street of Kotzebue, Alaska in 1950.
1950
5920 thumbnail picture
Shishmaref Schoolhouse and living house. Tents are living quarters for triangulation crew.
1950
5921 thumbnail picture
Base camp at Kotzebue, Alaska, before the field work began.
1950
5922 thumbnail picture
Stinson Gullwing with broken landing gear following hitting a pothole when landing on the beach.
1950
5923 thumbnail picture
Another view of the Gullwing.
1950
5924 thumbnail picture
Harbor office at the port of Santa Monica.
1950
5925 thumbnail picture
Hoover Dam on the Colorado River near Las Vegas, Nevada.
1950
5926 thumbnail picture
Stinson Gullwing on floats at Kotzebue.
1950
5927 thumbnail picture
Kotzebue oceanfront property with seal meat drying on racks.
1950
5928 thumbnail picture
Upper right windows were location of Paulson apartment in Kotzebue.
1949
5929 thumbnail picture
Caterpillar caravan heading to a new camp over the frozen Bering Sea in March.
1951
5930 thumbnail picture
Framing the quanset hut - party living quarters - in -30 Fahrenheit temperatures .
1951
5931 thumbnail picture
A little bit of snow drift. Wonder how they got out in the first place.
1951
5932 thumbnail picture
Main street on an Arctic Field Party Camp somewhere.
1951
5933 thumbnail picture
Marvin Paulson on the left and Francis Popper on the right.
1951
5934 thumbnail picture
Just another day with near white-out conditions. This wasn't pleasant at 30 below zero.
1951
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Just another day with near white-out conditions. This wasn't pleasant at 30 below zero.
1951
5936 thumbnail picture
Marvin Paulson's traveling home with two Eskimos doing triangulation reconnaissance work.
1951
5937 thumbnail picture
Recording angles for a triangulation observer at 10 below zero.
1951
5938 thumbnail picture
After the ice receded, these boats were used for hydrography in the Beaufort Sea .
1951
5939 thumbnail picture
Checking tide gauge.
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Leveling to tide gauge.
5941 thumbnail picture
Canadian Hydrographic Service launch checking NOAA tide gauge during international cooperative charting project on Passamaquoddy Bay. The range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
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Canadian Hydrographic Service launch checking NOAA tide gauge during international cooperative charting project on Passamaquoddy Bay. The range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
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Checking tide gauge on dolphin in Passamaquoddy Bay area at low tide. Automatic tide gage is mounted on long stilling well. Stilling well is exceptionally long because the range of tide is approximately 25-feet on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
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Canadian Hydrographic Service launch in picturesque cove on Passamaquoddy Bay.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
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Canadian Hydrographic Service launch at dolphin tending tide gauge. Note tide staff.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
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Canadian Hydrographic Service launch at dolphin tending tide gauge at high tide.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985
5947 thumbnail picture
Mirrors for electronic distance measurement and light target for triangulation angle measurement. Equipment set up over Station CHAMCOOK Reference Mark. View is looking southwest over St. Croix River into Maine.
Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada Summer 1985
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Tide gauge with overlapping tide staffs because of high range of tide. The gauge is on the platform in the background and is a gas-bubbler pressure actuated type.
Maine, Cobscook Bay Summer 1985
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A closeup of the upper tide staff of the two overlapping staffs in the previous picture.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine Summer 1985

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